Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | April 10 - April 17

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1 – Two-month investigation leads to arrest of Cortland man accused of selling marijuana

Deputies arrest Cortland man on felony marijuana charges – A two-month investigation of reported drug activity at the Cortland Park Apartments led to the arrest of a Cortland man on Friday, the Cortland County Sheriff's Office said.

Geronimo Harrison (photo provided)

Geronimo Harrison (photo provided)

2 – New York State Sen. James Seward treated for bladder cancer

Sen. Seward diagnosed with bladder cancer; expected to make full recovery – New York State Senator James Seward was hospitalized in Albany Medical Center for several days after undergoing surgery for bladder cancer, the senator announced Thursday.

James Seward (courtesy of the senator's Facebook page)

James Seward (courtesy of the senator's Facebook page)

3 – Man accused of stealing relative's credit card

Cortland man charged with grand larceny – A Cortland man has been charged with grand larceny after being accused of stealing a credit card from a relative and using it to purchase several items, the Cortland County Sheriff's Office said.


4 – Primary election happening Tuesday: Here's what you need to know

What to expect when voting in Tuesday's primary in Cortland County – Polls will be open in Cortland County from noon until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.

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5 – Pair accused of making meth in town of Scott

Two charged with making meth in town of Scott – Two people have been accused of manufacturing methamphetamine at a Cortland County home, authorities announced Thursday.

Nicholas S. Partis, 22, and Larry R. W. Gantt Jr., 22 (photo provided)

Nicholas S. Partis, 22, and Larry R. W. Gantt Jr., 22 (photo provided)

6 – Man imprisoned in WWII internment camp to share story 

Japanese-American imprisoned in WWII internment camp to speak at SUNY Cortland – During World War II, 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his family were forced to leave their home in San Francisco and were imprisoned in an internment camp in Wyoming for the duration of the war.

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7 – Man charged with drug possession, violating parole

Cortland parolee arrested on drug possession charges – A Cortland man who was on parole for a previous drug sale conviction in Cortland County was arrested Friday on drug possession charges.

William R. Clark (Photo: New York State Police)

William R. Clark (Photo: New York State Police)

8 – McLean Fire Department gets Thermal Imaging Camera

Grant funds rescue tool for McLean Fire Department – The McLean Fire Department received a $9000 grant from Cargill Deicing Technology for the purchase of a new Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC).

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9 – U.S. Cuba symposium to be held at SUNY Cortland

Top business execs to appear at SUNY Cortland's U.S.–Cuba symposium – Three successful international business executives who are currently pioneering opportunities in Cuba’s opening economy will share their experiences and insights during a first-of-its-kind symposium on U.S.-Cuban relations to be held on the SUNY Cortland campus in Cortland, N.Y.

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10 – Local schools placed on watch list

Dryden, Groton schools falling short of some performance standards  – Two schools from the Dryden Central School District and one from Groton were placed on the "Focus Schools" list, indicating that these schools are falling short of one or more accountability goals as set by the state.

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